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Fruit trees for Auckland

April 3rd, 2013

We would like to thank the New Zealand Lottery Board for their kind donation of $10,000.00 towards our project to plant 1000 trees with local schools and community groups Auckland wide. We are now hoping that we will receive additional support from other funding applications we submitted. Please register on our website if you would like trees:

Free fruit trees for your schools or early childhood centre:

Free fruit trees for community groups to plant in their local park:

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Mt Eden Village Centre : March Programme 2013

March 7th, 2013

Mt Eden Village Centre : 449 Mt Eden Rd : cnr Mt Eden Road & Ngauruhoe St : Mt Eden :

Ongoing classes:

AA Meeting: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 11.30am

Church choir: Thu 7pm – 8.30 pm

Church service: every Sun 10am – 12 midday

Jitterbugs dance classes: Mon 6.30pm – 10pm

Latin fever in Mt Eden: Latin Moves, Wed 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Latin fever in Mt Eden: Zumba, Wed 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Meditation classes – Transcend: Thu 7.15pm – 8.15pm, 19.01.2013 – 29.03.2013

Meditation & Hypnotherapy classes: Fri  6.45pm-7.45pm

Move to improve – Feldenkrais classes: Tue 7.30pm – 8.30pm

NA meeting: Fri 12am – 1.30pm

Singing Rainbows – Pre-school music classes:
Thu: 9am-12 midday, 07.02.2013-18.04.2013

Yoga classes: Thu: 6pm – 7pm


Craft Market:
09.03.2013, 10am – 4pm

Artist in Eden day: Art Exhibition :
16.03.2013, 10am – 4pm

Compact Prints – International Exhibition:
01.03 – 25.03, 10am – 3 pm

Mt Eden Village Fair:
23.03.2013, 10am – 3pm

Village Centre Society Lecture:
The Unitary Plan  by  John Duguid, Manager Unitary Plan Auckland Council 26.03.2013, 7.30pm

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Zero waste in Mt Eden Village – project updates

February 13th, 2013

We will focus on waste minimisation and continue to report back about positive changes with businesses and cafes that embrace a more sustainable practice, recycle and offer NZ made and fair trade products. We are starting this year with talking to our shops about what they are already doing and how we can help them to reduce more waste going to landfill. Let us know if you would like to help with this.

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Mt Eden Community Garden – updates

February 13th, 2013

It has been a busy summer in the community garden.   A small group of gardeners have been coming most weekends and we have a flourishing garden.despite the lack of rain.  We have had a lot of surprises coming out of our compost, especially with kamo kamo and pumpkins.   On the longest day we harvested the garlic crop and the rhubarb is flourishing, the tomatoes are finally starting to ripen with the under planting of basil .We have plans afoot for 2013 to make the garden more productive.  We would love more gardeners to come and join us on Sundays between 2-4pm.  If you are interested please give Michele a ring on 021 216 1684 or 6300789 in the evenings.

The garden is located behind the Mt Eden Bowling Club and our website is

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Picnic for the planet at Tahaki Reserve, Mt. Eden Sun, 27/01/2013 – 11:30am – 3:00pm

January 22nd, 2013

Bring your friends, neighbours and family for a picnic in the park and join us for a day in the sun with many like minded people. A BIG thank you to the Green party for organising such an wonderful event so close to the heart of our community. We are very excited to be part of this event. This is a day where you can meet your community and neighbours and share your vision of a sustainable future.

We will bring a BIG picnic blanket and a sign with our logo on it, so

please come and say hi or bring some food to share. We always love talking about community fruit trees for Auckland, the Mt Eden community garden, farmers markets close to Mt Eden, chickens, gardening and waste reduction. Bring the whole family and have a fun day in the sun. For more

information please go to:

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Fruit trees for Auckland – register now for free fruit trees in 2013

December 14th, 2012

A BIG thank you to Claire Baxter and the students from the Baxter School of Dance. 120 children delivered a stunning performance to raise funds for our project to plant Fruit Trees for Auckland. Parents and children that would like a free fruit tree, help to plant fruit trees or make a donation towards our project please go to our Fruit trees for Auckland website.

This was a great way to finish the year here in the Village. You can see more pictures on the Village Centres Facebook page.

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Children’s dance performance to raise funds for fruit trees for Auckland – this Friday 14.12.2012 at the Mt Eden Village Centre

December 12th, 2012

Here is our Final Detail for this coming Fridays Showcase Fundraiser event.

This is an end of year Showcase with a difference! It’s a showcase and a community fundraiser organized by the wonderful Claire Baxter from the Baxter School of Dance.

ALL PROFITS from this showcase go to Fruit Trees for Auckland.


The Mt Eden Village Centre (Methodist church building)
449 Mt Eden Rd: cnr Mt Eden Road & Ngauruhoe St : Mt Eden

At 6.30pm we are performing a few outdoor performances including an outdoor Flash Mob with all dancers! Audiences should be seated at by 6.20pm at Circus Circus, De Post or The Eden Cloakroom for viewing. Then audiences will be invited into the Mt Eden Village Centre for a 7pm showcase start.

Interval: There will be two 40 minute halves with a sausage sizzle at half time – Bring loose change – $2 per sausage.


$20 Adult $10 School age - Selling FAST! Don’t miss outTo pre-order tickets, send an email to:

You can pick up tickets from the door on the night. No guaranteed door sales as we may sell out.

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November Programme: Mt Eden Village Centre

November 4th, 2012

Mt Eden Village Centre, 449 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden Village

  • 10 November, 10am – 4pm : Craft Market
  • 16 November, 7.30pm – 10pm : Village Music: Nairobi Trio & Friends in Soirée
  • 20 November, 7.30pm – 9pm : The Village Lectures: Rethinking the welfare state for the 21st Century
  • 24 November, 10am – 3pm : Mt Eden Village Fair
  • 24 November, 10am – 3pm : Food swap Mt Eden
  • 24 November, 1:30pm – 3pm : Optimal Digestion: Community Talk by Rosanne Sullivan, Naturopath and Medical Herbalist

Ongoing classes & group meetings:

AA Meeting: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 11.30am

Church choir: Thu 7pm – 8.30 pm

Jitterbugs dance classes: Mon 6.30pm – 10pm

Latin fever in Mt Eden: Latin moves 6.15pm-7.15pm, New >>> first class: Wed 28.11.2012

Latin fever in Mt Eden: Zumba 7.30pm-8.30pm,  New >>> first class: Wed 28.11.2012

Move to improve – Feldenkrais: Tue 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Mindful psychology: Thu 10am – 12pm,  New >>>

Meditation classes: Thu 7pm – 8pm

NA meeting: Fri 12am – 1.30pm

Pilates: Tue: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Yoga: Tue: 7.30pm – 8.30pm & Thu: 6pm – 7pm

Church service: every Sun 10am – 12 midday

For more information and bookings please go to:

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Resource Recovery Network for Auckland

October 1st, 2012

Auckland Council has recently adopted a new Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The plan brings the different waste and recycling services of the seven former councils under one umbrella and will mean changes as standard charging regimes and services are provided across the region.

The plan is the most ambitious the region has had, with an aspirational vision of zero waste to landfill by 2040 (with a short term target of reducing kerbside waste to landfill by 30% in six years’ time).

One of the most promising things for local communities is the decision to develop a Resource Recovery Network (RRN). This would consist of community and private sector facilities that would allow residents to drop off their unwanted goods and materials for others to buy, trade, refurbish, re-sell etc. Each community could have its own facility – run by a community group, a charity or a local business etc. These facilities will not only reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill but will create local jobs and business opportunities.

Waitemata, Albert-Eden and Puketepapa Local Boards have enthusiastically endorsed the idea and have commissioned their own study into establishing Community Recycling Centres in their areas.

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Food swap at the Mt Eden Village Centre

September 23rd, 2012

Are you keen to help out at a food swap table at the Mt Eden Village Fair? Please contact us, the Mt Eden Village Fair is every last Saturday of the month and this is a great opportunity to meet your community and swap food from your garden. The Mt Eden Village Fair offers lots of interesting stalls themed around well being and fair trade. If you want to find out more or have your own table, contact Peace the organiser.

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